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Welcome to the Kogod School of Business

Next Steps for MS Students

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In Person Orientation - Saturday, January 11

We look forward to seeing you at the required in person orientation on Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Kogod School of Business.

  • Dress at Orientation - Many students ask about appropriate dress for orientation. There is no code for attire and students tend to wear business casual.

  • Parking and Transportation - You can park for free in the parking lots on campus during orientation. Read more about lot locations and permit information. The AU Shuttle runs regularly from the Tenleytown metro stop and can get you to and from campus for orientation. Learn more about the AU shuttle.

If you have questions or may have a conflict, please email

Preparing for Orientation

Information and instructions about pre-orientation requirements and New Student Orientation are or will be posted on Blackboard, the course management system we use at American University. Please check Blackboard regularly to ensure you have the most up-to-date information. To access Blackboard:

  • Visit
  • Use the same username and password as your portal access
  • Click on "My Courses"
  • Click on the link for your academic program
  • Click on "New Student" in the left navigation bar

The "New Student Orientation" folder in this section will provide instructions on your student ID card, the schedule for in-person orientation and will address many frequently asked questions.

New Student Checklist and Getting Started Guide

Review the New Student Checklist and the Getting Started Guide to make sure you're ready to begin your academic program. These resources include all the important information you will need about:

  • American University ID's

  • Parking

  • Financial Aid

  • Health Insurance

  • Laptop Registration and Technology Help

  • And more!

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Contact Us

For questions about orientation or graduate student life, please contact:

Allison Holcomb
Director of Programming and Student Activities
Phone: (202) 885-1530
Office: KSB 2

Andrew Toczydlowski
Associate Director of Programming and Student Activities
Phone: (202) 885-1982
Office: KSB 1

You may also find a complete list of Kogod staff and contact information here.

Blackboard Tutorial